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Top 5 Funny Thoughts While Unpacking Summer Clothes

Updated on August 10, 2012

Clothes for the Summer Season

There is a revolving door that involves my clothes and my (never big enough) closet. Every fall, I pack away my summer clothes into a large Rubbermaid tote as my closet is not big enough for my entire wardrobe. Then, when spring comes the following year, I unpack the container and fill it with my fall and winter gear. It’s a process.

Here are some random thoughts I have while looking at my summer clothes as I unpack them from the tote.

The tote. Behold my summer clothes within!
The tote. Behold my summer clothes within! | Source
I think I have better skin colour.
I think I have better skin colour. | Source

Seriously, I Wore That Last Year?

Yes, uh huh. I unpack my orange t-shirt with the flower on the front. My initial thought is, “Seriously, I wore that last year?”

I think back to the picnic last summer when I showed up in the t-shirt that I now think is just too bright and likely made me look like a pumpkin.

Funny, I thought I rocked the outfit that day!

I Swear This Shirt Was Longer Last Summer

Yes, I am sure that some of my shirts shrunk while they were stored inside the Rubbermaid tote for six months. I try on the black t-shirt again. It barely falls to my waist. Really? I wore it last summer and I’m sure it fit fine then! I remember it being longer.

Maybe someone snuck into my closet and did a warm wash of my clothing while I was out one day. Or, perhaps my torso grew longer over the course of the year?!

Okay, So Why Am I Keeping This Tie-Dye Shirt Again?

The tie-dye shirt that I’ve had for over five years goes in and out of the tote each year. Unpack and repack. I haven’t worn it in a few years now but I still can’t bring myself to donate it along with my other items. Why is that? So why exactly am I keeping this tie-dye shirt again?! Hey, maybe it will come back in style next year!

The pants. The famous pants.
The pants. The famous pants. | Source

Dang It! I Thought For Sure I Would Fit Into These Pants by Now!

Here lays on my bed the white Capri pants that I could not wear last year.

I try them on and, yes, this is summer number two that I now can not fit into them. I think of the chocolate bar last night and I have no regrets. Maybe next summer they will fit! Back into the tote they go, again.

Bathing Suit Season Is Here Again, Now Where Did I Put That Bikini?

Sometimes I can’t find items in the tote. This year I realized that my bikini was actually in the drawer of my bedroom dresser rather than stored in the container. I suppose I had good reason to keep it out, but I can’t remember why exactly!

What are your thoughts when you look at your summer wardrobe?

Are you secretly wishing you could swap out some pieces of clothing for newer versions? Do you identify with any of these thoughts of mine? Feel free to share your own thoughts!

Summer clothes. Peek-a-boo!
Summer clothes. Peek-a-boo! | Source


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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Jane, when this happens to me, sometimes I think "let's put it away for next year" and other times I think "why do I even still want to wear this?!!" hehe. Thanks for your comment Jane :)

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      Jane Carroll 5 years ago

      Most of mine were in the second year that they didn't fit...maybe next year category...

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Bill, I actually laughed out loud as I read your comment! Hehe :)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very funny Christy! Never throw away a tie-dye shirt. That is a mortal sin in my book!

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Rajan, you are lucky to have your wife to help with what can be a big process for one person :) Thanks for stopping by to share your views and read. Have a great day!

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @moonlake, how timely that you read my hub as you were also unpacking clothes. Thanks for sharing and hope your process finished smoothly!

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Sunshine, okay now I am jealous! And your user name makes even more sense to me now :)

      @Rebecca, thanks for the read and the share too!

      @Emily, Yes I wonder why we are keeping our clothes yet we don't wear them.. sentimental value perhaps?

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @teaches, I love that you identified with my thoughts! Treat yourself to some new clothes, you deserve it! Thanks for stopping by :)

      @BethDW, that's funny that we both have our capri's that we can't seem to let go. Maybe next summer for us both!

      @Falcon, I'm glad I made you laugh :)

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Christy, we too need to wear clothes according to the season. So, packing, unpacking and repacking is a routine I'm used to. Lucky though my wife does it. I help her out with zipping and unzipping the bags and storing them away. These thoughts are universal I guess!

      Enjoyed reading it.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      Funny hub. Women go though that every year. I was cleaning my closet today and I'm still not finished. So much junk I just have a hard time getting rid of anything. Voted Up.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Living in Florida I don't have to pack clothes away. I wear them year round, just throw on a hoodie when it gets a bit cold. I enjoyed your clothing adventure!:)

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Ha! This sounds so familiar! LOL Voted up, funny and shared!

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      emilybee 5 years ago

      What a great hub :) I dug out my summer clothes a little bit ago and it's so strange, I too wonder about some of my clothes I keep each year yet never wear, that I guess at one time I thought were cute :)

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I felt like I was talking to myself. I love it! Great topic written with humor and wit. I have got to get a whole new wardrobe this summer, seriously!

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      BethDW 5 years ago

      Cute hub :) I have a very similar system with the packing/unpacking of clothes as the seasons change...I also have a pair of capri's that haven't fit me in eons that I insist on keeping...I think everyone has something like that in their closet!

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      Karen S Falcon 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Cute hub :-) I needed this chuckle today . .

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Lord, hehe your hub rocks! Thanks for the mention too :) I'm going to share it on Twitter and with my followers. I'm glad you got a laugh here too (hey we traded laughs!)

      @John, thanks for stopping by and hope you smiled too. Good point about the clothes.. comfort is important!

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Oh Christy! lol! This is so right! Funny as hell! I mentioned you on a last hub` just find out/

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      John Sarkis 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Great hub. Additionally, I wear the same thing over and over. I think it's probably because it feels better - who knows?